Welcome to the Planning Practitioners Guide to Preparing Development Plan Amendments.
Development Plans are key statutory documents in the South Australian planning and development system. Sections 23 to 31A of the Development Act 1993 outlines the purpose of Development Plans and the processes by which they can be amended.
The following information is provided to assist practitioners when initiating a Development Plan Amendment.
General information including contact details, updates and key resources.
Templates and guides are provided to assist with the requirements of each stage of the DPA process. Additional useful documents are also provided.
When the assistance of consultants is required, additional project planning and management is needed. Information relating to time, budget and scope is provided.
Working with agencies is an important part of the DPA process which occurs at different stages and in different forms. Information is provided on consultation timeframes and how to determine which agencies should be consulted.
Each stage of the DPA process has mapping requirements which update Development Plan maps affected by the rezoning process. Information is provided relating to format, style and structure of proposed mapping.
Ministerial polices have been introduced into Development Plans in order to address significant policy issues. A summary of all policies introduced via Ministerial amendments since 1982 is provided.